Washington Nationals (61-89, fifth in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (64-86, fourth in the NL East)
Miami; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Josh Rogers (1-0, 2.60 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 12 strikeouts) Marlins: Trevor Rogers (7-7, 2.79 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 141 strikeouts)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elías Díaz hit a tying homer and Brendan Rodgers had an RBI single as the Colorado Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 Friday night.
In the series opener between two teams out of the playoff race, the Rockies improved to 6-1 on their road trip.
Washington Nationals (58-83, fifth in the NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (51-90, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Patrick Corbin (7-14, 6.14 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 118 strikeouts) Pirates: Wil Crowe (3-7, 5.94 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 89 strikeouts)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell offered the Pittsburgh Pirates a reminder of what might have been. Ke'Bryan Hayes provided a glimpse of what still could be.
Hayes capped off a ninth-inning rally with an RBI single as the Pirates slipped past the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night to spoil Bell's return to PNC Park.
Washington Nationals (58-82, fifth in the NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (50-90, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Friday, 6:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Josiah Gray (0-2, 5.65 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 48 strikeouts) Pirates: Steven Brault (0-3, 5.61 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)
MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a game-winning single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Bell hit a three-run homer off former teammate Brad Hand, and the Washington Nationals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Wednesday.
Juan Soto and Carter Kieboom also connected for Washington, which won back-to-back games for the first time since July 27-29.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper’s solo home run in the eighth inning against his former team was the difference in the Philadelphia Phillies' 5-4 victory against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Bell and Luis García homered, and the Washington Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-3 Friday night, hours after both franchises completed trade deadline teardowns.
The cores of two recent World Series champions — Chicago in 2016, Washington in 2019 — were scattered to various contenders as both teams acknowledged the need to rebuild.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trea Turner singled in the first inning and scored on Josh Bell's three-run homer that put the Washington Nationals ahead to stay, but their shortstop was then pulled from the game because of a positive COVID-19 test and never played defense in a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan McKenna scored on a sharp grounder by Ramon Urías for the winning run as the Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-4 victory on Sunday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Pat Valaika's sudden power surge helped the Baltimore Orioles to a rare win at home.
Valaika homered twice — doubling his total for the season — and the Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Friday night for just their second victory in their last 11 home games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Bell hit his 100th career home run and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Miami Marlins 6-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A.J. Pollock hit a go-ahead single in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended a winning streak to eight for the third time this season with a rainy 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner thought three bags the moment he made contact. So did everyone else in the ballpark.
Turner completed his record-tying third career cycle by hitting a sixth-inning triple for the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, accomplishing the feat on his 28th birthday in a 15-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A slugfest came down to a 34-year-old pitcher trying to shut down the middle of the order for his first career save.
No problem for Paolo Espino.
Starlin Castro hit a go-ahead, two-run single off closer Hector Neris in the ninth inning, Espino got the final three outs and the Washington Nationals rallied three times to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13-12 Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paolo Espino got his first major league win at age 34, Josh Bell hit a two-run homer against his former team and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
WASHINGTON (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. led off the eighth inning with an RBI single that broke a scoreless tie and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Saturday to earn a split in the day-night doubleheader.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sonny Gray pitched six innings of two-hit ball and the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Nationals 3-0 in seven innings on Thursday night for a split after Washington won 5-3 in the completion of a suspended game.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper treated heckling fans to a long home run, Andrew Knapp delivered a key pinch-hit in place of injured catcher J.T. Realmuto and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Schwarber doubled home a run in his delayed Nationals debut, Andrew Stevenson had a pinch-hit homer and Washington beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 Monday night.
Schwarber, Josh Bell and Josh Harrison were in the starting lineup after being sidelined for Washington’s first six games by a coronavirus outbreak that prompted the postponement of the team’s season-opening series and left the club short-handed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber, Josh Bell and Josh Harrison were reinstated from the injured list Monday by the Washington Nationals, making the team's roster nearly whole again after a coronavirus outbreak sidelined nine players and caused postponement of four games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting pitchers Jon Lester and Patrick Corbin, closer Brad Hand and four position players expected in the lineup — left fielder Kyle Schwarber, first baseman Josh Bell, second baseman Josh Harrison and catcher Yan Gomes — were put on the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.